Live performance fires the imagination.

It uplifts and connects people like nothing else. That’s why we bring extraordinary events to unexpected places – town centres, village squares, beaches and hilltops – and everyone’s invited.

A creative family

We exist to promote, support and produce performing arts projects in our communities. In everything we do, we have just two rules. Anything’s possible. And everyone’s invited.

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We focus on bringing people together and creating opportunities. At the heart of what we do is a belief that performing arts should be accessible for all – no matter what your experience or background. We believe that diversity of thought, belief or background can enrich experiences for us all.

Support us

We believe in creating moments that touch hearts and minds – and you can help us do that. Each year Activate offers thousands of people the chance to experience high quality performing arts. Whilst we receive core funding from Arts Council England, Dorset Council and BCP Council, as a charity we also rely on donations.

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